Three decades of rapid economic development in China have not only benefited millions of Chinese by improving their living standards but have also dramatically increased the number of people who are part of the country's aging population. However, economic growth has not been accompanied by sufficient attention given to important public health issues, including an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases and a decline in physical activity PA that comes with an aging population. The rapid growth in China's older population will soon exert an impact on the nation's economy, population health status, and health behaviors, and will increase stress on its healthcare system. This review article provides a broad perspective on the impact of rapid economic development, industrialization, and urbanization on health-related behaviors, with a specific focus on PA among older adults. Specifically, the article offers an overview of the demographic context, significant public health challenges, evidence on PA and exercise interventions, and knowledge gaps and future directions for research.
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The epidemiology of tobacco smoking and its hazardous effects on human health have been documented by a large number of studies. It is estimated that 1 in 10 deaths worldwide is caused by tobacco smoking. While the prevalence of smoking in men remains at a high level, the increasing number of younger and female smokers in recent years is also concerning. Yang et al 6 assessed secular trends of tobacco smoking in Asia and their association with risks of death of all causes and of lung cancer specifically by countries or regions and by cohorts. They reported that 1 smoking prevalence among Asian men continued to increase, especially in China and India; 2 the mean age for starting smoking continued to decrease, and the mean number of cigarettes smoked per day continued to increase; and 3 smoking-attributable mortalities of all causes and of lung cancer were higher in more recent birth cohorts than in older ones.
A Norwegian intelligence assessment that China posed a threat to the Nordic country's security by seeking to steal its secrets was "ridiculous", the Chinese Embassy said as Norway mulled the future status of China's Huawei Technologies. While Russian security services posed the biggest threat, China also conducts intelligence operations against Norwegian interests and businesses, including trying to penetrate computer networks, Norwegian intelligence service PST said in its annual threat assessment report. It's very ridiculous for the intelligence service of a country to make security assessment and attack China with pure hypothetical language," the Chinese Embassy in Oslo said in a statement on its website. Huawei faces international scrutiny over its ties with the Chinese government and allegations that Beijing could use Huawei's technology for spying, which the company denies. The Embassy also rejected comments by PST's chief Benedicte Bjoernland that people should be aware of Huawei because of its links with China's government, saying that China was not forcing any companies to build "mandatory back doors" in their software.